Rustic Maple Apple Tart

Rustic Maple Apple Tart

Serves 6 to 8

Fragrant and stuff with fall flavors, this easy tart is great for a simple dinner or even as part of a brunch buffet.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 (10-inch) circle unbaked pie crust
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 tart, firm apples (such as Pippin, Jonagold or Granny Smith), peeled, cored and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves (optional)
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Place crust on a nonstick baking sheet or pizza pan. Roll up outer edges and press lightly to form a thin band around the edge to hold in juices. Prick bottom lightly with a fork, then brush bottom with 1 tablespoon of the maple syrup. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Working from the outside, overlap apples on prepared crust, forming them into a spiral towards the center. Keep the slices close together as they shrink during cooking. Mix remaining 2 tablespoons syrup with butter in a small bowl, then carefully brush the mixture evenly over the top of the tart. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until tart is golden brown. Meanwhile, mix preserves with 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl and warm slightly. Cool tart briefly, then gently brush the surface all over with the apricot glaze. Serve immediately, or set aside to let cool completely.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 slice, 270 calories (120 from fat), 13g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 18g sugar), 1g protein
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